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I am a PC Tech and I have a lot of pentium4 HT computers that I have to put together. They are Intel 915 express motherboards with socket 775 so they're pretty descent and will handle most of the programs on the market today. These I can put together for you at $75.00 a piece, if you get 4 or more I will drop the price to $50.00 each. I also have Intel and AMD Dual-Core, Tri-Core, And Quad-Core set-ups which of course are more expensive, or I have 10 -15 Intel socket 478 systems which are a little outdated, but needs to be put together also. For the 478 systems the price would be 3 for $100.00 and for each $100.00 more I'll add on another computer eg. 7 for $200.00 / 12 for $300.00. I have all the software also so let me know, I will have to set-up a schedule since I have a full-time job.
Depending on what would be the best at turning out WUs and PPD, I will get a few of them
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Most likely not, if your paying the electricity most def not. And not worth spending much money on. If you would have a P4 laying around and not worried about a few extra W, then why not. ~600PPD on a 3GHz Cedarmill@110W is one rig that I have running.

But in this case don't do it. For 100$ you can get a GTX460 right? And they turn out 9-12k PPD at a pretty low power draw.
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I live in the barracks so I dont pay for the bills
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not they are not IMO
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I live in the barracks so I dont pay for the bills
Ok then. But still 50 bucks for one of these if getting 4 is not worth it for a total of 2400PPD. That's 12PPD/$.

Go get a farm full of 295s, 480s and 580s, that'd be cold, errhm well hot!
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Ok then. But still 50 bucks for one of these if getting 4 is not worth it for a total of 2400PPD. That's 12PPD/$.

Go get a farm full of 295s, 480s and 580s, that'd be cold, errhm well hot!
Are the AMD/Intel cores pretty good. I dont mind the cost for it. Even if I get them, I can always donate them after using them
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well with $200 u could just get a 480 or better (with little more cash ) and produce a few times more than 4 of this computers
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the electricity used to run the P4's would be more harmful to the human race than the potential protien folding power gained is worth.
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the electricity used to run the P4's would be more harmful to the human race than the potential protien folding power gained is worth.
Besides the P4, I am looking into the other ones. I may only get one or 2 of them. Besides I can always end up upgrading the components later.
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